School districts announce closures for MLK Day, changes throughout week

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(WFXR) — Whether in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or on account of the weather, numerous schools across southwest and central Virginia are closed on Monday, Jan. 18, which may impact some of their learning operations throughout the rest of the week.

Amherst County

Public schools in Amherst County will be closed on Monday in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Appomattox County

Monday is a holiday for everyone at Appomattox County Public Schools, but eastern students will have in-person classes on Tuesday and Wednesday while western students will be on campus on Thursday and Friday.

Bedford County

Bedford County Public Schools will not only be closed for students and staff on Monday to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but the school district will also be closed for students until the second semester starts on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Bland County

Bland County Public Schools will be closed on Monday.

Botetourt County

Public schools in Botetourt County are closed on Monday.

Buena Vista

Buena Vista’s public schools say Monday is a “no school day” for all members of the student body.

Campbell County

Campbell County Public Schools are closed on Monday for MLK Day. In addition, Thursday, Jan. 21, and Friday, Jan. 22 are scheduled as remote learning days for students.

Carroll County

Since Carroll County’s public schools are closed Monday for MLK Day, buses will not run that day, but they will resume normal meal deliveries on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Charlotte County

Public schools in Charlotte County will be closed Monday for MLK Day, but then in-person/hybrid learning will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19 for the A-J group before the K-Z group attends on Wednesday, Jan. 20 and Thursday, Jan. 21.

Covington

Covington City Public Schools says all schools and offices are closed on Monday for the holiday.

Craig County

School officials in Craig County say that Monday is a student and staff holiday and that Tuesday, Jan. 19 is a “non-student teacher work day,” which means there will not be any meal pickups on either day.

Danville

Danville Public Schools are acknowledging Monday a holiday for students and employees.

Floyd County

Floyd County’s public schools are closed Monday for MLK Day.

Franklin County

Franklin County Public Schools are closed for all students and staff on Monday.

Galax

Galax City Public Schools will be closed Monday to observe MLK Day before beginning to offer in-person learning once again on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Giles County

Giles County’s public schools recognize Monday as a holiday, so fourth through seventh grade students will not start transitioning to four days a week of in-person learning until Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Grayson County

Public schools in Grayson County will be closed on Monday, which is a change from the district’s earlier announcement about a two-hour delay and snow routes being in effect in the western end of the county.

Halifax County

All public schools and district offices in Halifax County will be closed on Monday for MLK Day, but then virtual learning and food deliveries will start back up on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Henry County

Henry County Public Schools is observing Monday as a holiday (10, 11, 12 month employees).

Highland County

Highland County Public Schools are closed Monday before in-person learning is set to resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19 and the first semester ends on Friday, Jan. 22 in a virtual manner.

Lexington

Lexington City Schools — as well as the district offices — will be closed on Monday for MLK Day, which means there will not be any virtual learning for students for the day.

Lynchburg

Before the second semester kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Lynchburg City Schools will be closed on Monday to observe MLK Day. Since this is also a holiday for teachers and staff, school officials say there will not be any remote learning or curbside meal service on Monday.

Martinsville

Public schools in the City of Martinsville are closed Monday in honor of MLK Day.

Montgomery County

The public schools and school offices in Montgomery County are all closed on Monday in honor of the holiday.

Nelson County

Nelson County Public Schools says there will not be any virtual classes and schools are closed on Monday to recognize MLK Day.

Pittsylvania County

Monday is a holiday for all students and personnel at Pittsylvania County Public Schools.

Pulaski County

Pulaski County’s public schools and school offices are closed on Monday in honor of MLK Day.

Roanoke City

Roanoke City Public Schools reminds students that schools may be closed on Monday, but asks them to see it as a “day on, not a day off,” so people can volunteer and improve the community.

Roanoke County

Roanoke County Public Schools and the district offices will be closed on Monday for the holiday.

The school district will then resume in-person classes for PreK through third grade and Group 2 (A day) among fourth through 12th graders on Tuesday, Jan. 19 and Thursday, Jan. 21, with an in-person school day for PreK through third grade and a regular remote day for fifth through 12th graders on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

In addition, schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 22 — which means there will not be any synchronous learning scheduled or teacher instruction/student services provided — for a teacher workday and vaccination kickoff event. You can read the full district schedule here:

Wythe County

Wythe County Public Schools are set to be closed on Monday.

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